More than just a mental health TikToker…
Sarah Potter a digital content creator, marketing strategist, and mother of three (9 months, 8 & 9 yrs). Sarah’s content contributions include SXSW, CentSai, Sleep.com, Mother Hustle, Travel Foodie Mom, and Listen Money Matters, an award-winning podcast.
An expert figure-it-outer, Sarah is adaptable, inextinguishable, and advocate for the beautiful humans around her.
Having developed content ranging from parenting to personal finance, and skincare to creature comforts and mental health, Sarah is a pro at making content, fun, digestible, and engaging.
Sarah’s Mental Health Journey
Below are a few videos from Sarah’s TikTok channel where she documents her mental health journey and information helpful to all seeking to heal.
Just nine years ago I was stuck in a relationship where I was abused. Mentally, physically, emotionally, financially, and when my son was born, I woke up. I saw the writing on the wall and I got out.
In the blink of an eye, I became a single mom when my eldest was barely two months old. I was lost, confused, traumatized. I buried it in thinking I could make it through life by just ignoring my trauma.
Then I started therapy in 2019. I uncovered childhood trauma, abuse in my dysfunctional family, and the emotional abuse I endured as an adult at the hands of my parents. Simultaneously, I developed a chronic illness and had to restructure my entire livelihood.
It became incredibly apparent to friends closest to me and my partner that I was becoming more self aware, kinder to myself, and more empathetic to my children and those around me.
Therapy was working. I was healing–I’m still healing.
Healing isn’t linear. It is a life-long journey that we all must embrace to become our best self. It isn’t always easy. We might lose relationships along the way–family too. But caring for ourselves is important. We cannot begin to truly take care of others around us and lift them without first doing so for ourselves.
There’s a lot more to my story and I share it on my podcast Social Media Therapy, TikTok, ShareWell, and Instagram. I invite you to join me there and learn more about yourself and the next step in your own healing journey.
Articles & Episodes on Mental Health
Marketing budget. It sounds like such an overly professional thing that should just be easy to understand right? For me, marketing budgets cause me so much anxiety. Mainly because I just suck at budgeting overall.
We constantly compare ourselves to others on social media. Be it from looking at an ad, scrolling through our endless feeds, or searching out content of others we idolize. It’s hard to stop finding people to compare ourselves to.
Anxiety on social media is by far one of the most detrimental aspects of social media. Especially for teens and kids. During the pandemic, the number of teens and kids who started using social media skyrocketed.